Parade Info

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The 11th Phoenix Annual Parade of the Arts

November 12, 2016, 11:00am – 10:00pm 
Procession at 6pm
Afterhours events from 8pm-10pm

Unexpected Gallery
734 W Polk Street, Phoenix, AZ  85007
(With procession on Grand Ave)

Members of the community do not need to register to march, however, participants who choose to compete for prizes must check in by 5pm at PAPA Headquarters in front of Unexpected Gallery, 734 W Polk Street, Phoenix, AZ  85007. Contest categories are broken into 5 “Avenging Leagues”: The Colossal Costume Clan (costume contest), The Flock of Fabulous Floats (float contest), The Brilliant Bike Brigade (decorative bicycle contest), Splendiferous Sidekicks (kids and pets contest) and the all encompassing Society of Gathering Multitudes of Droves (best group effort contest). Keeping with PAPA’s policy to promote an ecologically friendly event, participants must be non-motorized.

The public procession lines up at 6:00pm. The parade will then travel northwestward on Grand Avenue from Polk. The procession will pivot at the intersection of Grand Ave and 15th/Roosevelt, near Bragg’s Pie Factory, will travel back down Grand Ave, returning to the PAPA Headquarters at Unexpected Gallery. The PAPA finale will feature a dazzling fire show by local favorites, The Circus Farm. As part of the Grand Avenue Festival, participants are encouraged to come early and stay late for the art, music, food, make-and-take crafts, art car exhibition and other fun events. The PAPA Headquarters mainstage will host The Untrashed Recycled Fashion Show, Tucson’s funk duo Mik and Scott, as well as planned surprises in support of PAPA’s super hero theme. Musicians, dancers and circus artists will perform throughout the day.